However, some of the most important files included in the dump are pages from bin Laden's personal diary, new information about al Qaeda's relationship with Iran, and further insight into bin Laden's connections to other parts of his terrorist organization, according to the think tank Foundation for the Defense of Democracies FDD. FDD has advocated for the files to be released to the public in the past.
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As the first batch of documents released in revealed , someone at the compound had a penchant for conspiracy theories. Included in the trove released Wednesday are several documents concerning the Illuminati, for example. There are also over one-hundred YouTube videos, including " Charlie Bit My Finger ," a clip which became an iconic meme.
In addition there are several clips labeled "Funny Cats. An additional finding of the current study was that children with an original Dutch background displayed higher fear of terrorism scores than children with an Islamic background.
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This has probably to do with the fact that the Muslim youths probably have a more realistic picture of the Islam and the fairly small chance that an Islamic individual would undertake terrorist activities, whereas for native Dutch children it is rather difficult to judge the probability that an average Islamic individual would engage in such activities.
Admittedly, this study suffered from various limitations. First of all, the research was conducted in an urban area Rotterdam in which children are very familiar with non-Caucasian communities, including people with an Islamic background.
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It may well be the case that fear of terrorism is more pronounced in Dutch children living in the more rural parts of the country. On the other hand, the chance that a terrorist attack will take place in a city like Rotterdam is of course more likely than that it will occur in some town in the provinces. Altogether, the conclusion seems justified that Dutch children are not really affected by the threat of terrorism and actually show little fear of stimuli and situations that are related to this type of danger.
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Download PDF. Open Access. First Online: 11 December Introduction Fears are quite prevalent among normal children Gullone The social threat and general threat vignettes were similar for all children, while the third category differed across participants. Children were instructed to read each of the vignettes carefully and then to briefly write down what was going to happen in the pertinent scenario. These interpretations were scored by two raters who decided 1 whether children perceived any threat in the scenario i.
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The teacher introduces you to the class and then says that you should give an oral report next week … General threat You have stayed over for dinner with one of your friends. He is wearing black clothes and the text on his t-shirt says: My name is Hassan … Control threat You are walking in a shopping center. General Findings Before addressing the main research issues of the present study, a number of general results are discussed. Not surprisingly, threat interpretations were more frequently made by the children than terrorist interpretations, which in fact were fairly infrequent.
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